Regarded as the « Golden Gate to the Côte de Nuits », the MARSANNAY appellation covers the communes of Chenôve, Marsannay-la-Côte and Couchey.
Marsannay is the only communal appellation which produces wines of all three colours. Their typicity is that of the Côtes de Nuits, and their style resembles that of their neighbouring appellations Fixin and Gevrey-Chambertin.
The Marsannay reds have intense coloration and a bouquet which smoothly blends red fruits (morello cherry, strawberry) and black (blackcurrant, blueberry). In the mouth, the attack is powerful and generous shading into a long and meaty finish.
The whites run through the entire gamut of citrus aromas and white flowers (hawthorn, acacia). The mouth is frequently full and rounded, introducing a fine and persistent minerality. Both reds and whites are delicious while still young but, given time, will more fully reflect the typicity of their « terroir ».
As for the Marsannay rosés, their tender fruitiness recalls vine-grown peaches and gooseberry and in the mouth they are characteristically full, fresh, and enticing.
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